Despite constant reassurances the economy is on the rise, opening a small business remains an apprehensive venture, particularly in Michigan and even more so in Montcalm County. However, a new initiative in West Michigan aims to help small businesses gain some traction, whether they are just starting or already established. The Pure Michigan Micro Lending Initiative is prepared to help the smallest of businesses capture some much needed capital. Huntington Bank has pledged a $5 million, five-year commitment to fund this initiative. Funds will be dolled out through the Opportunity Resource Fund.
Rivers are one of Michigan’s most precious treasures. They are amazingly self-sustaining and beautiful throughout all seasons. However, they are still susceptible to the pollutants of animals and humans.
There is a big red “sold” sign on the north side of Greenville which has been causing a buzz since early July.
Everyone has been wondering what that sign, slapped over the Michigan Commercial Properties advertisement at 1015 North Lafayette St., means for the former Ponderosa building.
Michigan’s longterm road funding outlook remains in flux after the massive failure of Proposal 1 last May. Rep. Rick Outman has heard a wealth of feedback from his constituents in the months that followed the proposal’s downfall.
Several streets in Greenville are going to see some serious renovations in the near future.
During Tuesday’s Greenville City Council meeting, council members voted to approve bids to sealcoat 12 portions of streets in the city as well as to remove 53 dead ash trees along several streets.
For many, the alarm clock buzz in the wee hours of the morning is the annoying harbinger of another drudging day at work. But not for Bob Hemmingsen.
“I have the best job in Montcalm County,” he said.
Sitting in the hospital with any ailment is not what one would call a pleasant experience. However, a group of volunteers were working hard on Monday to at least bring a smile to the faces of some Greenville and Belding residents who found themselves infirmed.
Two decades is a long time to put your heart and soul into something, but the Heartland House has been doing just that.
On Friday, the Greenville agency celebrated its 20th anniversary with an open house luncheon.
When it comes to standalone accessory building regulations, the Eureka Township Planning Commission does not take the job sitting down. During Wednesday night’s meeting, the Planning Commission held a public hearing on a standalone accessory building ordinance in the township. It was a short public hearing as nary a one township resident attended the meeting to address the ordinance.
Straight out of a superhero movie, the Greenville Public Schools Board of Education is embarking on an epic quest to find a new superintendent. And time is of the essence.